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2020 PDPW APPs Training for Non-Farm Professionals
Join PDPW's Agricultural Professional Partnerships® (APPs) training. This 3-day training scheduled for July 28-30, 2020, is designed for food system and allied industry professionals with limited farm background and experience.
Date / Time
Jul. 28-30, 2020
Location
Madison, Wis.
Price
$1,000/PDPW Member; $1,500/Non-Member

Description

Join PDPW's Agricultural Professional Partnerships® (APPs) training. This 3-day training scheduled for July 28-30, 2020, is designed for food system and allied industry professionals with limited farm background and experience.



The training provides a full-immersion, on-farm experience to better prepare agricultural professionals with limited knowledge in production agriculture and to work with farmers in rural communities with greater understanding.
 
Attendees will travel to a different dairy farm each day and learn from the farm owners and managers and meet other on-farm experts. Participants will explore dairy cow health and animal-care practices, environmental stewardship techniques, employee management, economics of production agriculture, dairy business financial management and more.

APPs participants will leave the training with:

  • Hands-on, on-farm experiences
  • An expanded knowledge of modern agriculture
  • A comprehensive understanding of farm-management practices
  • Access to training resources and industry experts
  • Relationships with host farm owners and managers
  • Direct connections with a network of like-minded industry peers
Enroll yourself or your team member today to better serve your dairy farm clients by increasing your professional credibility, knowledge and understanding of a modern dairy business.

For additional information please call PDPW at 800-947-7379 or email at mail@pdpw.org. Follow along digitally in advance of and during the event by following @dairyPDPW and using #APPs2020 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Testimonials


Excellent learning opportunity
Events such as this, real-world, hand-on, where people get to visit farms, speak with the farmers, and learn about all of the complex, inter-related decisions that go into operating a farm while ALSO incorporating conservation practices is very eye-opening and, importantly, humanizing. There is too much "bad press" out there, and most people forget that farmers are people, too. And that, just like most people, want to do "what's right", including stewardship.
- Mark R, Government Agency, Madison, WI

From zero to "I can tell you!"
When I attended PDPW APPs Training for Non-Farm Professionals in 2018 I had just graduated college with a marketing degree, and found myself employed with an animal nutrition company for almost two months. My ag knowledge was literally zero so my employer recommended this program to me. It was incredible and I had such a great time while learning a lot. I went from not being able to tell you the different breeds of cows to telling you way more than you probably want to know. The farm visits were awesome and really gave fantastic first hand experience at what dairies do and how they operate. I still reference my experience today and kept all the materials and literature safely hosted on my bookcase for when I need to look something up. Thank you PDPW for this unforgettable experience!
- Stevie W, Marketing, Alpharetta, GA

Priceless training
The on-farm experience for food system and agribusiness employees is priceless. There's no better way for them to learn more about the agriculture industry than to spend a few days with the farmers and professionals who are experts on these topics.
- Sherri M, Dairy Farmer, Arlington, Wis.

Critical on-boarding tool
PDPW's APPs Training is absolutely industry leading in helping to on-board professionals working within the agriculture sector. APPs gives individuals an in-depth, complete look into the decisions, processes, and day-to-day events that dairy farmers are faced with. I would highly recommend this program for all professionals working with and around dairy farmers, not only to help build an understanding of the industry, but to develop a basic education on the impact of each decision made on the farm.
- Katy S, Dairy Farmer, Fox Lake, Wis.

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